Still can’t decide whether you want to replace or reface your kitchen and bathroom cabinets? Either way, something has to be done to replenish the look of your cabinets. Out-dated and/or shabby cabinets can make the room look drab. Sometimes a reface will do the job, but in some cases, a complete cabinet replacement is a better option.
The Difference Between Reface and Replace
Refacing your cabinets are a cheaper option. It involves repainting and finishing your cabinets, so that it looks like new again. It may also involve having refinishing done, which will take care of chips and cracks in the material. Replacing the cabinets is obvious – it involves buying new cabinets and having them installed. If you are looking for the faster, cheaper option, then refacing is your best bet. However, if you want a new design or material, then replacing them is necessary.
Pitfalls of Refacing Your Cabinets
Replacing your cabinets is sometimes the better option, given the pitfalls associated with refacing your cabinets. For instance, if you’ve been having space issues in your kitchen, you won’t be able to address them. By replacing, which could cost around 10% more, you can redesign the way the cabinets are installed. You could also update the features, such as pull-out drawers.
Planning a Cabinet Replacement Project
If you decide to go with a cabinet replacement over refacing, then you should begin shopping around for the cabinets you want. You should also consider the layout that you want, if you want something different than what you had before. If you are going to be redoing your countertops, then it’s best to do the cabinets first. A china cabinet can be placed in your kitchen if space allows and if needed, a contractor can remove cabinets from an area to allow it to fit.
Choosing a Cabinet Finish
The finish that you use for your cabinets is very important for maintenance and style. You can go with a light stain or a dark one. If you are constantly in your kitchen cooking and making a mess, then may want to go with a darker stain. For those who don’t use their kitchen often and only use it for show, bright white cabinets would do nice with a light finish. Then for easy maintenance, you can go with melamine or thermofoil finishes, which don’t take much to clean.
Consider a Full Kitchen Remodel
A lot of homeowners hire a contractor to do replace their cabinets, but then decide they want their countertops and/or floors done. This becomes a costly hassle because now the contractor has to remove the cabinets that were just installed in order to do the floors. Make sure that you only want your cabinets done before hiring a cabinet remodeling contractor.
To have your cabinets refaced or replaced, give CA Green Remodeling a call today!